On development of RES in Kazakhstan

5 renewable energy sources (RES) were commissioned in Kazakhstan in January this year as mentioned in “Samruk-Energy” JSC analytical report on electricity and coal market of Kazakhstan for January 2019. This refers to wind power plants (WPP) Kerbulak 1 - 4.5 MW and Kerbulak 2 WPP - 4.5 MW in Almaty region; solar power plants (SPP) "Gulshat" KPM Delta - 40 MW in Karaganda region; Vetroenerotechnologi WPP - 52.8 MW in Mangystau region; Biogas plant of “Kurma" farming company - 1.3 MW in Karaganda region.

The number of operating RE facilities in the republic amounted to 72 with a total capacity of 634 MW (HPP – 200, 25 MW; WPP – 183, 25 MW; SPP - 249 MW; biogas plant – 1, 65 MW).

In January 2019, electricity generated by “Samruk-Energy” JSC RE facilities (small hydropower plants, wind farms, thermal power plants) amounted to 26 mln. kWh or 27, 5% of the total electricity generated by renewable energy facilities.

In general, according to the System Operator, Kazakhstani power plants produced 9 944, 4 mln. kWh of electricity in January 2019. In January 2019, as compared with the same period of 2018, electricity production grew significantly (an increase of 20% or more) in Turkestan region. At the same time, electricity production (over 5%) decreased in Almaty, Zhambyl, Kostanay and Pavlodar regions.

You may learn more about electricity and coal market in Kazakhstan in January 2019, prepared by “Samruk-Energy” JSC Market Development Department following this link: https://www.samruk-energy.kz/ru/press/analytical-report

“Samruk-Energy” JSC is the largest power holding company in Kazakhstan, 100% owned by “Samruk-Kazyna” SWF JSC. It was established in 2007. Core business: electricity and heat production; transmission, distribution and sale of electricity, power coal mining. The holding company comprises energy and coal enterprises, including “Ekibastuz SDPP-1” LLP, “Ekibastuz SDPP-2 Plant” JSC, “Bogatyr Komir” LLP, “Almaty Power Plants” JSC, “Moynak Hydropower Plant named after U.D. Kantayev” JSC, “Shardarinsk HPP” JSC, etc.


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